UCT beat Villagers 37:30 in an evenly matched game on the Green Mile. Club rugby doesn’t get much better than this exciting 67 point derby game.
The Ikeys continue their positive run of form after disposing of False Bay last weekend. The students who had lost to the new look Villagers – coached by former French International Pieter de Villiers - in the Brookside derby in the first half of the season booked a welcome five pointer this time around.
The Ikeys scored five tries to three at a windy Green Mile, but very nearly threw this match away as the lead changed hands on many occasions.
Former UCT flyhalf Warren Edwards was a huge thorn in the UCT side, his three conversions and two penalties keeping the visitors in the hunt throughout.
His drop-goal, in the last few minutes, gave Villager’s the lead, before the home side secured the win through a Marcello Sampson try – flanker Don Armand doing brilliantly in helping set up both of Sampson’s tries on the night.
UCT led 20-17 at half-time, before trailing 27-30 with time running out – until Sampson’s two tries secured the victory.
Aside from Sampson’s brace, forwards Sam Peter (No.8) and Hanyani Shimange also scored, whilst young winger Paul Cohen – who is developing into a points-machine of note – also touched for a try to go with his three conversions and two penalty goals.
Marcelo Sampson x2, Paul Cohen, Sam Peter, Hanyane Shimange
UCT Ikey Tigers:
1. Mike Posthumus 2. Hanyane Shimange 3. Ash Wells 4. Mike Ledwidge 5. Martin Muller 6. Don Armandt 7. Zandy MacDonald 8.Sam Peter 9. Scot Watermeyer 10. Doug Mallet 11.Marcello Sampson 12 Adrian Kritzinger , 13 Andre Coetzer 14. Paul Cohen 15. Ricky Rijs
16. Matt Page 17. Dylan Rogers 18. Levi Odendaal 19. Farrow 20. Sharief Hendricks 21. Pete Haw 22. Therlow Pietersen